Land and water, past and present, 2014 was a busy year

There are no limits as to what to expect with the outdoors, and 2014 was no exception. The past year took us over the land and across the water for stories. We delved into the life of the snowshoe hare with a Pennsylvania Game Commission biologist, banded Canada geese and checked on wood duck boxes on the ponds of State Game Lands 13.We also hit the water, joining the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission study channel catfish and muskies as well as conduct a fish salvage operation...

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Humphries, Pierce lead Wizards over Boston

WASHINGTON — Kris Humphries scored 18 points, Paul Pierce had 17 and the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 101-88 on Saturday night.It was the Wizards’ eighth win in their last 10 games, and it was decided quickly. Washington scored 13 consecutive points to take a 15-2 lead with not even 4 minutes gone.Jeff Green scored 23 points for Boston, which has lost four straight.By the time the Celtics’ nightmare first quarter ended, they wer...

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Authorities question Cubs’ Starlin Castro after shooting

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic questioned Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro after a nightclub shooting Saturday morning in which several people were injured.Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo said Castro was one of six people initially detained and has been released. He said police searched Castro’s house and that the investigation is ongoing.Paul Kinzer, Castro’s agent, said his client went to the police on his...

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Arizona State beats Duke in wild Sun Bowl

EL PASO, Texas — Kalen Ballage returned a kickoff 96 yards to set up the winning score in No. 15 Arizona State’s 36-31 victory over Duke on Saturday in the Sun Bowl.Ballage’s big return came after Duke (9-4) took a 31-30 lead on receiver Jamison Crowder’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Blakeney with 5:03 left.On the kickoff, Ballage took the ball near the goal line and went straight up the right hash for about 15 yards before picking up a block a...

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Report: Harbaugh expected to take Michigan job

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim Harbaugh could be going back to school.Once he coaches the 49ers for an apparent final time Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, Harbaugh is expected to accept an offer to coach his alma mater, the University of Michigan, according to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole.Michigan officials are believed to be in the Bay Area to formally present a six-year, $48 million offer to Harbaugh, who’s finishing out the fourth year of a five-yea...

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3 showdowns highlight final weekend

‘Tis the season to watch bowl games. So if anyone is dubbing the Panthers-Falcons matchup for the NFC South title the Garbage Bowl, well, let them — while also remembering the winner will make the playoffs.And host a wild-card round game.Yes, this year’s NFC South might be the worst division in league history, which will mean nothing to Carolina (6-8-1) or Atlanta (6-9), whichever advances.

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Devils replace DeBoer with 3-headed coaching staff

2 more Devils come down with mumpsEds: Updates with detailsNEW YORK (AP) — The New Jersey Devils are fielding a short-handed lineup in their first game with a new committee of coaches behind the bench.The Devils are without center Patrik Elias and right wing Michael Ryder, who have been diagnosed with the mumps. Elias was placed on the injured list retroactive to Dec. 20 along with LW Martin Havlat, who is sidelined by another illness.Havlat s...

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Penn State Report Card

Well that was a real kick. When Sam Ficken made his simple extra point following Penn State’s touchdown in overtime, the Nittany Lions sealed a thrilling 31-30 victory over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl.All because Boston College kicker Mike Knoll missed his extra point try minutes earlier following the Eagles’ overtime touchdown.For a little while, it appeared Knoll would actually turn out to be the hero when he 20-yard field goal gave Boston College ...

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Rex Ryan cleans out office as he awaits word from Jets

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The end appears near. And Rex Ryan knows it.Although no organizational moves have been announced, the Jets’ coach began clearing things from his office prior to Saturday’s team flight to South Florida, sources confirmed to Newsday. And the outcome of their season finale with the Dolphins will likely change little about Ryan’s future with the franchise.It doesn’t matter if the Jets, now 5 {-point underdogs, are able to u...

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Ficken lifts Lions to new heights

NEW YORK — After the final snap of the season — this season especially — the roof of the Yankees dugout didn’t seem so high off the ground.One by one, Penn State players took a running start at the structure, leaping on top to reach the fans sitting in the front row behind it.With the full adrenaline of Sam Ficken’s game-winning extra point in overtime fueling them, the Nittany Lions looked ready to scale the Empire State Building itself aft...

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